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Hate crimes bill dies on the Senate floor

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will continue to be one of five states without a law addressing hate crimes after a bill that would have changed that was killed on the Senate floor Monday.   If passed into law, Senate Bill 439 would have allowed Hoosier judges to consider enhancing criminal sentences based […]

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Abortion bill focuses on strengthening parental rights

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Judiciary committee passed a bill Wednesday that would strengthen the rights of parents whose child wants to get an abortion. Current Indiana law requires that an unemancipated minor to have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to have an abortion. However, the adult accompanying the minor […]

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Old growth forest legislation dies in committee

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Activists who supported legislation protecting old growth trees in Indiana are saddened to hear it will not pass committee. Senate Bill 420 would have required the Department of Natural Resources to designate at least 10 percent of each state forest as an old growth forest. The bill also required […]

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Hate crimes legislation moves to Senate for consideration

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Judges would have the right to consider bias motivation when deciding a perpetrator’s punishment if a hate crimes bill becomes law. “This is an attempt, if you will, to allow judges, that we elect that the people elect, prosecutors, which the people elect, to apply factors in closing sentence […]

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Bill allowing lawmakers to perform weddings advances

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —A bill that would allow the governor, lieutenant governor and members of the General Assembly to perform marriage ceremonies is on its way to the Senate floor. “In the past, we’ve been asked to do it and there’s really no reason elected officials can’t do it,” Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, […]

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What didn’t happen in the 2016 legislative session

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Not every bill can make it to the governor’s desk. Here’s a look at some of the bills that didn’t make it through the 2016 General Assembly. Hate Crime Senate Bill 220, authored by Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, would have allowed a judge to increase the length of a […]

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Hate crime legislation expanded to include both actual & perceived hate

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An amendment Monday broadened a proposed hate crime law to include both perceived and actual hate. “It’s a notion that is being broadcasted if you will, that Indiana does not protect its citizens,” said Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange. “That we have something against certain individuals because of identifiable characteristics […]

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Support grows for opening adoption records

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow a birth parent to be contacted directly or through an intermediary passed the Senate Thursday. “Melissa Shelton contacted me on this issue. We have worked on this issue for eight years,” said Sen. Michael Delph, R-Carmel, author of Senate Bill 91. “She wanted to […]

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Success unlikely for bills to require prescriptions for some cold medicines

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bills aiming to reduce Indiana’s meth problem by requiring prescriptions for some cold medicines probably won’t be considered in House or Senate committees this session, key lawmakers said. House Public Health Chairman Ed Clere, R-New Albany, said he doesn’t want to make it harder for Hoosiers to get the […]

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Video & story: Veterans visit Statehouse for Military and Legislative Day

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 200 people filled the Statehouse on Tuesday for Indiana’s inaugural Military and Legislative Day. Prior to the Gov. Mike Pence’s speech, many veterans testified at meetings, including the Veteran Affairs and Military Committee. Senate Bill 298, authored by Sen. Amanda Banks, R-Columbia City, would allow private employers […]